New banners highlight historic Montana Capitol Complex

Posted at 5:38 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 19:38:30-05

HELENA-New light pole banners were installed at the Capitol Square on Tuesday, November 20 to honor the site’s historic significance.

“We take a lot of pride in the State Capitol Campus and we’ve made a lot of improvements over the last several years,” said Director John Lewis of the Montana Department of Administration. “It’s something that Montanans should be proud of and we have some great partners to help fund these.”

The 37 banners cost $4,000 in total and were provided to the state as a donation from the Montana Association of Realtors, Montana Restoration Foundation and NorthWestern Energy.

The banners were designed by the Department of Administration to signify the historic district and can be changed out with “Capitol Square Farmers Market” banners for the summer months.

Lewis said generous donations like this one have helped the Capitol grounds truly stand out.

“It’s a beautiful Capitol, it’s one of the most beautiful ones in the country and we’re here to celebrate that,” said Lewis.

Lewis added that the department of administration looks forward to continuing to improve the capitol campus and honor Montana’s legacy.

In 2016 the National Park Service designated the Montana State Capitol Campus as a Historic District for possessing exceptional historic and architectural significance at the statewide level.